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Athens Introduction with Acropolis and Museum

Price: $110.00
This tour is available April through November
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Athens Introduction with Acropolis and Museum

With recorded history of more than 3,000 years, Athens is the capital of Greece and no doubt one of the most interesting places in the world. The birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization, the design of the city is marked by Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman civilizations. Spend the day viewing the many historical and archeological monuments that date back to the 5th century BC and the Golden Age of Pericles.

With a multitude of conquerors occupying Athens, there are unique and splendid monuments everywhere. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive, modern metropolis with unrivalled charm. Visit the Acropolis and see the Parthenon dedicated to the Goddess Athena, the Propylea, the Temple of the Athena Nike, and the Erechtheum Temple, the latter that at one point was used for cult worship.

Throughout the tour you will also see Mars Hill, where St. Paul preached Christianity; the Ancient Agoria with its classic columns; the Herodes Atticus Theatre; the Theatre of Dionysius; the Temple of Zeus; and the University of Athens. Also on tap are the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Library, and the Panathenian Olympic Stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896.

At the New Acropolis Museum you will see some of the more than 4,000 artifacts carefully preserved from the Acropolis site as well as exhibits covering the Greek Bronze Age and the Roman and Byzantine periods.

Enjoy some free time in the Plaka neighborhood with its narrow cobblestoned streets, idyllic sidewalk cafes and numerous boutiques selling clothes, ceramics and jewelry.

This full-day small group tour is a must-do for those who love history and architecture, reserve your spot today.

Please Note: This tour includes admissions and a visit to both the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
7 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, closed-toe walking shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 31 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcursion of Acropolis and the MuseumNovember 01, 2019

Reviewer: Denise Dinville
This was a fantastic excursion with a very knowledgeable guide. We could not have asked for a better day. We will definitely use The Shore Excursion Group again.

5 StarsGreat and Caring GuideOctober 31, 2019

Reviewer: Julie Schrag
We loved Martina, her information and the fact that she cared after some lost participants, twice. She was educated and delightful!

5 StarsExcursion to the AcropolisOctober 30, 2019

Reviewer: Denise Dinville
The entire excursion was wonderful. The guide was so knowledgeable and his English was perfect. We were given audio headsets which made the excursion so much better because we could hear every word even as he spoke quietly in the museum. We would definitely book with and recommend the Shore Excursion Group.

5 StarsAcropolisOctober 28, 2019

Reviewer: Ernie Dowsett
Our guide on this excursion was number 1 Best guide. She was Very knowledgeable and very passionate about Greece and its history, she made the ruins of the Acropolis Museum come alive because of her enthusiasm

5 StarsOutstanding value and wonderful guide! October 28, 2019

Reviewer: Susan Roberts
Fabulous and funny guide (Domitris?.?jwith excellent knowledge of history..the early small group tour was excellent as we had no large crowds at Acropolis and Parthenon...beautiful tour and as advertised, good value here....climbing steps to Acropolis is arduous if you are not in shape, but take your time, the steps are gentle. Uneven cobbles in some places...the view of Athens is beyond description from atop !!

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